2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Technical-Adjust Appropriation for Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Services

Item 305 #2c

Item 305 #2c

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2017 ($47,216) FY2018 $0 GF
FY2017 $47,216 FY2018 $0 NGF


Page 250, after line 33, insert:

"G.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend the state plan for the Children's Health Insurance Program to add coverage for applied behavior analysis (ABA) services.  The department shall have the authority to implement this change effective upon passage of this act, and prior to the completion of any regulatory process undertaken in order to effect such change."


(This amendment accounts for a slightly higher federal match rate for Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) services in fiscal year 2017. The introduced budget adds coverage for ABA and other behavioral therapy services for children in FAMIS. The federal match rate for fiscal year 2017 was assumed to be approximately 82 percent; however, the federal government will cover 88 percent of costs. In addition, authorizing language included in Item 306 LLLL of the budget bill is moved to this item.)